LumberJocks

Jigs, Jigs, Jigs

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by stefang posted 09-25-2009 11:07 AM 1396 reads 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Patron’s blog on his RAS jigs inspired me to write this blog.

As we all know, most motorized tools (and some hand tools too) require jigs to insure safety, accuracy, and speed for many tasks. To me, good jigs are at the top of the wish list when it comes to shop equipment. With that in mind, I wonder if it would be possible for LJ to have an exclusive place just for jig posts? Having jigs in one place would make it a lot easier to find all the good ideas out there. I would bet such a category would be very popular with the members.

It would be interesting to know if there are others who agree with me on this subject. And of course Martin who would know if this is feasible and practical.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.



19 comments so far

View woodisit's profile

woodisit

61 posts in 1893 days


#1 posted 09-25-2009 11:12 AM

I agree, one the great things about LJ’s you always find someone has found an easier way to do it!

-- Woodisit

View patron's profile

patron

13034 posts in 1993 days


#2 posted 09-25-2009 11:19 AM

im working on a jig design ,
that makes jigs !

i’m still in the early stages ( it’s 3:15 a.m. now ) ,
but by sunup should have a finished piece .
unless i decide to eat first ,
then it may take till noon !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

View dustbunny's profile

dustbunny

1149 posts in 1947 days


#3 posted 09-25-2009 11:31 AM

Great idea Mike !!
I’m sure Martin could make this happen.

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

View stefang's profile

stefang

13017 posts in 1986 days


#4 posted 09-25-2009 11:41 AM

Woodworking is a lot more important than food David, so please just keep at it until you’re finished. In all the crime novels the police work around the clock without breaks and I am sure you can too. If not, you might want to take some lessons from Larry.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

View patron's profile

patron

13034 posts in 1993 days


#5 posted 09-25-2009 12:35 PM

that gives me hope ,
i think i see a star ,

at the end of the universe !

something else to work towards .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

View cabinetmaster's profile

cabinetmaster

10874 posts in 2210 days


#6 posted 09-25-2009 12:43 PM

I think someone suggested this months ago. But I am behind you 100% on this topic. Martin, Are you listening….........LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

View Craftsman on the lake's profile

Craftsman on the lake

2385 posts in 2089 days


#7 posted 09-25-2009 03:26 PM

My guess is that a special jig posting area won’t happen. Two reasons why. One is requests for special posting areas have been given for various things. Over time it makes for a fractured website that is overly complex. Second, All one has to do is do a search for ‘jigs’. It’s like you made your own jig website area. And if people used tags properly when they post then Jigs would be found easily. Moreover, if you specify ‘tennoning jig’ it saves you sifting through them all to find what you want.

So, we’ve got the capability of your request already built into LJ’s.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

View rtb's profile

rtb

1099 posts in 2365 days


#8 posted 09-25-2009 04:48 PM

I have to agree that really we already have this. If you jig is posted as a project it can be located by using the index on the left side of the project page. Tagging is a must, and allows the reference to be listed it several different areas if that is appropriate.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

View stefang's profile

stefang

13017 posts in 1986 days


#9 posted 09-25-2009 07:09 PM

You are right Craftsman on the Lake and RTB. I tried it out and it works! Thank you very much. The problem is that many don’t know how to use the website properly, and obviously I am one of them. See, even at my age you can learn something new (and helpful) every day.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112080 posts in 2229 days


#10 posted 09-25-2009 08:04 PM

You can also click on shortcuts(on LJs tool bar) projects and then scroll down on the left to Jigs.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View dustbunny's profile

dustbunny

1149 posts in 1947 days


#11 posted 09-25-2009 10:08 PM

Ahhhh
Jim, thanks I never knew that.
Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

View TopamaxSurvivor's profile

TopamaxSurvivor

14742 posts in 2327 days


#12 posted 09-26-2009 03:17 AM

I agree Mike, It would be great if there was a jig spot that was fast and easy. If more people would use the tags the searches would work a lot better. Of the tags I see, things like “question” doesn’t address the issue of the post or “question” (s) :-((

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

View Joe Lyddon's profile

Joe Lyddon

7710 posts in 2704 days


#13 posted 09-26-2009 06:51 AM

Here are a few…

http://www.woodworkstuff.net/woodidxjigs.html

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

View stefang's profile

stefang

13017 posts in 1986 days


#14 posted 09-26-2009 11:35 AM

Thanks everybody for all the informative comments. I feel a little foolish after trying the search and finding so many fantastic jigs, but I hope the others who didn’t know about this will also get the benefit.

And thank you Jim for making it even easier with the shortcuts. With so many helpful people out there, I might get there yet!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

View dustbunny's profile

dustbunny

1149 posts in 1947 days


#15 posted 09-26-2009 11:46 AM

Hey Mike,
Don’t feel foolish- I learned a few tricks from your post, and I’m sure others did too.
Like proper tagging of projects, and search techniques.
There are no stupid questions….

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

showing 1 through 15 of 19 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase